Earthquake in Oaxaca: Tsunami warning for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (NOAA) issued a tsunami warning for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras after the strong earthquake registered moments ago in Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.

President López Obrador explained that the sea level is expected to rise one meter due to the earthquake on the Pacific coast, according to data from the Secretary of the Navy, however, it is not expected cause a risk to people on the coast, although it is recommended to remain off the beaches.

UPDATE: THE TSUNAMI WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELED.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 was registered this Tuesday 12 kilometers from the municipality of Crucecita in the southern state of Oaxaca, and was felt in various parts of the country activating the seismic alert in Mexico City, the National Seismological Service (SMN) reported on Twitter.

The earthquake occurred at 10.29 local time (15.29 GMT).

The earthquake triggered the seismic alert in the capital, where it was felt strongly in much of the city. The warning of the seismic alert, approximately one minute before the telluric movement was felt, gave time for most of the buildings to be vacated.


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